The Myth About Psychic Powers

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Written by Maggie Percy

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People sometimes tell me that they don't think they can dowse well because they don't have psychic powers. (Dowsing is often listed as a psychic ability.)

Their assumptions about the nature of ‘psychic powers' is limited to the connotations they find in the media. Therefore, they draw the following conclusions about dowsing (and other psychic powers):

  • Not many people can dowse or dowse well
  • Dowsing is a freaky activity for weird people
  • Dowsing is probably a hoax
  • Dowsers are delusional
  • Dowsing must be proven scientifically

People avoid activities that are seen as freakish, weird or unacceptable, especially if they are going to be challenged to prove their beliefs. So although dowsing attracts a lot of people, most of them don't pursue it in depth or use it seriously.

While I'm not saying this is the result of an ongoing, organized conspiracy, it's definitely the result of conscious efforts to mold public opinion. For hundreds of years, authorities have been working hard to erase the impression that humans have self-empowering intuitive abilities.

Whether the Church is burning witches or condemning dowsing, or the scientific establishment is hollering about ‘scientific proof', we are surrounded by constant attempts to marginalize and scoff at intuitive sensing abilities.

Who benefits? Those who want to do your thinking for you.

Perhaps the best strategy for marginalizing natural intuitive sensing abilities is to label them as ‘psychic', then smear anyone who embraces psychic abilities. Scoff, demand proof, debunk them. Pretty soon, people accept that psychic abilities aren't even real, or if they exist, they are rare and freaky. So they opt to go with the crowd.

Stop wanting psychic powers – and dowse!

Being a part of the crowd is comforting in many ways. It also offers a degree of anonymity that appears to provide a measure of safety. I'm sure herd animals feel the same way. They feel powerless without the crowd. But is that really how we are meant to experience life?

My opinion, based on years of experience and my training in Biology, is that humans have natural sensing capabilities that have not been described by science. I believe the right brain and intuition are here to help our rational mind make balanced, successful choices.

Our culture has labeled those abilities as ‘psychic'. We have buried them so deep that most people never find them. But if unleashed, those natural abilities can help you create a happy, healthy, successful life.

What threatens those in authority is those same empowering abilities will also give you a chance to think for yourself and question those in power. And they really don't want that to happen. People who think for themselves and feel empowered are impossible to control.

Everyone has the ability to use ‘psychic powers'. They are simply natural human abilities. Let's de-mystify intuitive sensing abilities. Become empowered.

Is this how you see dowsing? Or do you see it as on the spectrum of psychic powers? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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